The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit is responsible for patrolling the waters of Brunswick County for the purpose of preventing crime, enforcing applicable federal law, state law, and county ordinances.

Deputy Robert Sullivan

Deputy Robert Sullivan

Deputy Blake Young

Deputy Blake Young

In addition, the Marine Patrol Unit is responsible for performing rescue operations for persons and vessels in distress, assisting other divisions and agencies as needed, investigating marine accidents and incidents, and removing objects from the water that present a hazard to vessels.

Sheriff Brian Chism and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit would like to reward children for wearing their life jackets while out on the water.  Not only is it crucial for safety, for children under the age of 13, it’s the law!

When BCSO Marine Patrol Unit spots a child wearing their life jacket, he/she will be presented with a card to be used for an award at one of the following partners:

Sunset Beach: Dave’s Outpost

Ocean Isle Beach:  Ocean Isle Fish Company, Sheffield’s Seafood & Grocery

Holden Beach:  Holden Beach Marina

Oak Island:  St. James Marina

Southport:  Southport Marina

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